Summer Workshop | Building on the Promise of CLT: Learning to Author and Publish FLLITE Lessons
Faculty and graduate students attending the workshop will explore the literary aspects of sample texts, and work with workshop presenters to apply the the pedagogical principles of the Foreign Languages and the Literary in the Everyday (FLLITE) approach to creating a literacy lesson for their classroom.
- What’s in a Name? (French), by Joanna Luks: The first lesson of a first semester college course, use of grammatical metaphor to characterize someone
- Mais je digresse (French), by Joanna Luks: For second semester college course, uses of digression in writing
- La globalización de comida (Spanish), by Carol Ready: intermediate, incorporating metaphor in writing
- Cosas de ciudad (Spanish), by Natasha César Suárez: advanced intermediate, slogans and symbolic language
- 2 example lessons about Hemingway's "The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio" (English), by Joanna Luks and Chantelle Warner: intermediate/advanced, grammar play, perspective, and genre
Workshop details and links
- Cost is $5 for students, $20 for others.
- Registration includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 social event, and afternoon refreshments
- CPE Credits are available for those who attend the whole workshop.
- Register here
- Travel and accommodation information
Please bring your own laptop or tablet to fully participate in the event.
About the FLLITE project
The FLLITE Project, sponsored by CERCLL (University of Arizona) and COERLL (University of Texas at Austin), takes the creative moments found in everyday language use as the basis for lessons in second language literacy. By emphasizing language play as central to communication, FLLITE lessons aim to develop language awareness as well as communicative abilities through the integration of speaking, reading, listening, and writing tasks.
The goal of the FLLITE Project is the publication of lessons based on authentic texts in both commonly and less-commonly taught languages, for example, blogs, Internet memes, YouTube videos, slam poetry, and so forth. When you submit a lesson, the FLLITE editorial board will give you feedback to improve your lesson for publication. In addition, you will learn how to adopt an open copyright license (Creative Commons) that gives the public the right to access, adapt, and re-use your lesson.